View Poll Results: If the RV park required that they park your rig, would you:
Happily allow it 10 6.58%
Grudgingly allow it, with reservations 14 9.21%
Not allow it, and park yourself 57 37.50%
Not allow it, and find somewhere else to camp 71 46.71%
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:50 PM   #71
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Insurance is a good point however mine (and probably most) are insured for any driver. I would think the RV park also has insurance if they demand to tow it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:39 AM   #72
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Me, myself ..... and I ... and the wife - ONLY!

Hello all -

Saw this thread and read the postings with interest.....

And for me ..... there is me .... myself ..... and I ! (and the wife)

And THAT'S JUST FOR THE TOW VEHICLE.

The wife exception is ONLY invoked in the case of "designated driver" situations.

There is NO EXCEPTION on the AirStream. PERIOD. Ever. Full stop. period.

NO WAY can anyone handle MY AirStream better than ME ...

even if I TOTALLY bugger it.

Then I have NO ONE to blame (or need INS. info for) other than myself.

Sorry, but if the "we park it or else...." is invoked, then there is a reason that I don't need to camp there..... That reason is that I am not parking MY RIG.

Heck, I just towed it for 6+ hours.... and I can't park the son-of-a-gun?!

OK, I'm done. Count me as a dedicated "park it myself'er".... call me goofy!

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:07 AM   #73
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If a place was that crowded where they needed to park a rig, I'd be out of there in a flash... not my idea of camping much less enjoying a park. Heck, I'd have more space around me in a Wal-Mart parking lot!

Bottom line, if "valet" parking was a requirement, I'd go elsewhere. Guess it's the principle of it - if I need assistance, I'll ask. Got too much invested.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:28 AM   #74
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If a place was that crowded where they needed to park a rig, I'd be out of there in a flash... not my idea of camping much less enjoying a park. Heck, I'd have more space around me in a Wal-Mart parking lot!

Bottom line, if "valet" parking was a requirement, I'd go elsewhere. Guess it's the principle of it - if I need assistance, I'll ask. Got too much invested.
Bill, you hit the nail on the head...that's exactly the way I feel about it.

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:36 PM   #75
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Reiterating the above but... If it is that crowded, it is not camping. also if I ding my camper, that's a campfire story, if they ding it, it's a lawsuit.
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I don't even let anyone park my car, let alone my Airstream. If valet is required, I go elsewhere thank you.
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Finally the perfect solution. Take one (1) highly equipped BMW with features as advertised, add a hitch from Cam-Am and BINGO! The ultimate 'We'll Park It 4 U" Solution. Now I can get that Big-O-34'er into ANY spot!

TechEBlog » BMW's "Auto Park" System

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:25 PM   #78
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Finally the perfect solution. Take one (1) highly equipped BMW with features as advertised, add a hitch from Cam-Am and BINGO! The ultimate 'We'll Park It 4 U" Solution. Now I can get that Big-O-34'er into ANY spot!

TechEBlog » BMW's "Auto Park" System

What? did I miss something?
I think Lexus (or Infinity) has something similar. It would be very interesting if it worked for parking with trailers.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:35 PM   #79
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Finally the perfect solution...
i'd be more impressed IF the vehicle paid the parking meter...

or filled out the rv/camp site registration.
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as 2 sum1 else parking the 'stream...

if the owner/driver is wearing quadrafocals, has a pacemaker, hip replacement, tremor and peg leg...

and his wife is 'waving' the walkie talkie, while talking INTO the beer can she's holding...

and they're trying to park NEXT 2 me,

valet parking would be great.

and i'd let porky' park my stream any time!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...fit-17405.html

2 of my all time favorite a/s photos are in that thread.

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #80
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Parking your Airstream by others, is great for Airstream body shops.

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Old 11-12-2009, 03:14 AM   #81
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this came up on a search:
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:48 AM   #82
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I let them guide me (or so they think), but do it pretty much like I always do, slowly, watching everything and getting out to look where I am when necessary. I do the same thing when Barb is guiding me since I am ultimately responsible when I'm behind the wheel (not a legal analysis). As it's the end of the day and I am tired, help is nice, but it's me doing the backing.

I once drove a Toyota Sequoia through a redwood tree in Cal. Lots of people watching and the hole in the tree was not straight. Later I saw some slight scratch marks on the roof rack and a right side door handle. Not sure how I did it. It was Barb's idea, but she didn't offer to drive. At least I was off the hook if I did worse.

Lynn guided me at his CG, and kept telling me to turn my wheel as if I had my hand on the top of the wheel and I had it on the bottom. I finally figured out what was happening. I have a lot more faith in him than I do with some of the people on the golf cart.

Now if someone wanted to drive my TV, no.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:47 PM   #83
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I know this thread is two years old, but I'm pretty sure no one would ever WANT to park my rig...

"Mind the cat. Please don't let him out of the camper. I know he's climbing on your lap and rubbing against your face, but please pay attention to driving. Yeah, he's pretty cute. Oh, you're allergic to cats? Too bad."

"Oh, yeah, the gear selector is a bit off."

"Yeah, sometimes the brake light doesn't come on even though I always set the parking brake when I get out."

"Okay, go ahead and push the dolly into the site by hand before you put the camper in. The dolly weighs 581 lbs. And don't even think about trying to back the dolly with the camper."

"Here, help me level the camper. Since your site is off-level in two directions, and the camper doesn't have jacks, it'll take us about 4 tries to get it level in both directions while we put blocks under each wheel. Yeah, it's a pain in the ass, but it wouldn't be a problem at all if your site was level."

I think, after dealing with me and my rig, they would cancel that policy. Not that I'd know, because I'd never be back. I don't mind that they will do it if asked (or even if they offer), but mandatory? No. And I can't believe their insurance thinks it's a good idea.
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I suspect this "policy" is not there to insult the competent Airstream tow guru's, but rather to weed out the insane monster 5th wheel puller's who have no concept of what's behind them. I would rather let them park my AS safely than have some bumble butt RV'er dent my AS with their incompetent parking.

I totally believe Airstreamer's are typically the MOST competent RV'ers out there.

I work in a Canadian National Park and I have seen many others competing for the worst... I once overheard a woman directing her husband... "keep coming...keep coming...keep coming...." <CRUNCH> "STOP, STOP, you went too far!".
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